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S 0535 - Allows only certain storage costs to be charged to the owner or lienholder of a vehicle parked on private property without permission

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms (R)
Last Action: 2/9/2021 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows only certain storage costs to be charged to the owner or lienholder of a vehicle parked on private property without permission. This bill also prohibits a towing company, garage, storage facility or repair shop from collecting storage costs prior to sending notice to the owner.

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S 0535 General Bill, By Grooms
Similar (H 3729)
Summary: Vehicle storage costs
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-760(B) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO VEHICLES PARKED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY CERTAIN STORAGE COSTS MAY BE CHARGED TO THE OWNER OR LIENHOLDER OF A VEHICLE PARKED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION; TO AMEND SECTION 29-15-10(A), (B), AND (E) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LIENS FOR REPAIRS OR STORAGE, TO PROHIBIT THE COLLECTION OF STORAGE COSTS BY A TOWING COMPANY, STORAGE FACILITY, GARAGE, OR REPAIR SHOP PRIOR TO SENDING NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND LIENHOLDER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5630(A) AND (C) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PAYMENTS FOR THE RELEASE OF ABANDONED VEHICLES AND RELATED PROVISIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A TOWING COMPANY OR STORAGE FACILITY MAY NOT CHARGE ANY STORAGE COSTS BEFORE NOTICE IS SENT TO THE OWNER AND LIENHOLDER; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5635 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT TOWING AND STORAGE PROCEDURES AND RELATED PROVISIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A TOWING COMPANY, STORAGE FACILITY, GARAGE, OR REPAIR SHOP MAY NOT CHARGE ANY STORAGE COSTS BEFORE NOTICE IS SENT TO THE OWNER AND LIENHOLDER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-5640 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE SALE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES, TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
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02/09/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/09/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)



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